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2015
January
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    Meet our Members – The Cooking School at Dean Clough

    Once the world’s largest carpet factory, Dean Clough Mills is no stranger to being a hive of activity which makes it’s the perfect home for The Cooking School at Dean Clough. All year round there’s something exciting going on at The Cooking School including cookery courses, product launches, young chefs competitions and masterclasses for its...


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    January 7, 2015 at 5:14 pm
February
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    Business in the spotlight – Farnley Market

    Big plans… A brand new business owned by a trained engineer whose last business specialised in plastic injection moulding, is going from strength to strength.  Farnley Market’s premises are also a little surprising too, set back down what seems like a farm track. But once you get through the door, smell the aroma of fresh...


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    February 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm
March
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    Meet our members – Dottie Biscuit

    First year of business really takes the biscuit… It’s safe to say that their first twelve months of business have been a bit of a whirlwind for Sarah Williams and Philippa Atkin, founders of Halifax based company Dottie Biscuit. Launching in January 2014, the duo had high hopes for their new venture but neither had...


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    March 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm
August
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    Meet Our Members – Tarte and Berry

    Making waves… Newcomers to the Yorkshire food and drink scene Tarte and Berry are already gaining fans and a glowing reputation for their luxurious cakes and bakes. Made up of sister duo Jane and Lucy Batham the girls not only have fantastic baking skills but the practical marketing know-how, that’s helped the Tarte and Berry...


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    August 25, 2015 at 3:32 pm
2014
April
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    Meet our Members – The Farmer’s Cart

    *The Farmer’s Cart, Towthorpe Grange near York* *Where it all started!* The Farmer’s Cart was started back in 2002 by the Sykes family. 12 years on Edward Sykes and his parents Margaret and Geoff are still at the heart of the business although they now employ over 70 staff across the business. What started as...


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    April 1, 2014 at 12:00 am
May
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    Meet our members – Lottie Shaw’s

    *It’s in the genes!* Lottie’s family have been baking in West Yorkshire for over 100 years. Her father, a master baker has been baking for over 50 years and his skills and knowledge have always been a real inspiration to her. So in 2008 Lottie, who had been working for international beverage brand Diageo, came...


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    May 1, 2014 at 12:00 am
August
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    Meet our Members – The Serious Sweet Company

    Earlier this year Harrogate-based The Serious Sweet Company launched its first ever consumer- facing brand, Ultimate English. With a lack of strong brands in the traditional sweet market, The Serious Sweet Company aims to win the nation over with its nostalgic confectionery and make Ultimate English the name on every sweet lover’s lips. With bags...


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    August 1, 2014 at 12:00 am
September
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    Meet our Members – The Wild Plum Coffee Shop

    Mother and daughter Hilary and Bethany Haresign are fanatical about food. According to Hilary, Bethany was very nearly born in a kitchen (literally) so it came as no surprise to the owner of Snooty Frox when her daughter chose to train as a chef. Hilary says “It’s in our blood. My great grandmother was a...


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    September 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm
October
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    Meet our Members – Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods

    *Where it all started!* Country pursuits enthusiasts have been visiting the Raisthorpe Estate to shoot for well over 20 years now and it’s easy to see why. Nestled amongst rolling hills on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds with stunning views over the Vale of York, the landscape is nothing short of idyllic. However, without...


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    October 3, 2014 at 11:49 am
November
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    Meet Our Members – Ampleforth Abbey

    *Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth, North Yorkshire* *Where it all started!* Ampleforth has been home to a community of Benedictine Monks since 1802 following their exile from France during the revolution. For over well over 100 years the monks have tended to the trees in the Ampleforth Abbey orchards but it wasn’t until recent years that Ampleforth...


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    November 3, 2014 at 10:08 am
December
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    Meet our members – Delifresh

    *Giving the customers what they want!* Having worked as a chef and being generally fantatical about food, Robert Ramsden knows how important it is to be able to get hold of fresh produce on a daily basis and that’s exactly what Delifresh provides to hospitality businesses all over Yorkshire and the North of England. He...


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    December 1, 2014 at 10:46 am